Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Spirit of Giving and a Competition!

The title was inspired by Radha a fellow NNC member ;)

I made two gifts to my dear friends at NNC. Both notified me that they've received my gift, so I can officially show them off now ;)

I made a pin-cushion for Nik in the bright colours that she likes so much. The shape of the pillow was inspired by Zohrah and the little patchwork going on there and the tassles were from Casa Mia! It was fun matching fabrics (the limited that I have). But I'd like to think it worked out well :) Am glad Nik liked it.

Pin-Cushion
Designed by Aurelle (freebie)
Stiched on 28ct Lugana with DMC threads

Next, certainly not least is a pinkeep for June. Now June is into oriental stuff, her blog is testimony of it. She does chinese brush painting, can you beat that?? But she can be very French and English in taste at times too. So one cannot be really certain ;) Qualities of women I hear you say?? :D

Pinkeep
Design from The Gift of Stitching Magazine
Stitch on 28ct Lugana with DMC variegated thread

Still in the spirit of giving and sharing :) I have issued a little COMPETITION!! at the store. This competition is for residents of Malaysia and Singapore only. If you qualify ;) please check it out here.

For my blogging friends in other parts of the world, perhaps your local Carrie's Thread distributor might like to issue a similar competition. I am sure Marc Davis of Needlemania and Diane Jourdan of Sampler Cove Designs will grant them permission to do so, like how they have so kindly granted to me. I am very grateful at their joint magnanimity.

Comment Note: As always, I am so grateful for your visits and your comments. Terima kasih! (Thank You)

22 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS! I love how the pink and green work together so well! THe fabrics you used look great. Another fantastic finish from Barbara :)

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  2. Hemm .. I can see why Nik and June look so happy to received the gift. It was beautifuly done BJ. You are such a fast stitcher and it really great to have a friend like you ... full of surprise and always keep friend happy with all your stitching piece. Salute you !!!

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  3. Awesome gifts..the pinkeep design do look a lil'chinese..especially the center motif...as if representing a certain chinese character. Lovely choice of design for the lucky gals.

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  4. Wow! They're both gorgeous but I especially love the little pillow! I think I'm going to have to steal that finishing idea, it's wonderful :)

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  5. The pin-cushion is gorgeous!!! What a great idea! the pinkeep looks pretty spectacular as well!!

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  6. Lovely things from a super sweet lady! I'm sure your friends were more than delighted :)

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  7. Both pieces are just great :) The pillow is quite lovely ...as iss the pinkeep :)

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  8. Your pinkeep and cushion are gorgeous! You did a great job!

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  9. Beautiful gifts, Barbara! Love the pillow.

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  10. Beeeeautiful stitching! Love that little tassled pinkeep pillow!! :Dc

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  11. Both of your pieces are just beautiful. What nice stitching and finishing. Great job ;)

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  12. What pretty little accessories.

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  13. Both the pillow and pinkeep are lovely as expected. The finishing is great!

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  14. Very pretty! You did a great job on both. :o)

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  15. Very gorgeous gifties! xx

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  16. Wow both pieces are so pretty. I love the pincushion a lot, I may have to borrow the idea. Great stitching and finishing.

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  17. Such lovely gifts, Barbara. Well done!!

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  18. Ah, you outdid yourself with the pillow, Barbara. Wow!

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  19. Both your gifts are gorgeous! I love the pincushion shape. Lucky recipients!

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  20. Lol, BJ. My smile is still a mile wide with the surprise. Bless your heart, I'm so thankful.

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  21. I love them both, but my favourite is the pin cushion such lovely colours that work so well together. I too will probably have to pinch your wonderful finishing idea if you don't mind.

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  22. Beautiful things Barbara, I love your Bolster Cushion, design , colours and all. I had really enjoyed making the one I did not long ago for Von, this type of finish makes them look so pretty :-)

    Have a nice weekend!

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